Special Series (Published)

Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer

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Guest Editors: Tomoya Kawaguchi (Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan); Phillip C. Mack (University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA)

Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Lung Cancer

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Guest Editors: Fabien Maldonado and Dr. Robert Lentz (Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA)

Interventional Cardiology

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Guest Editor: Ion S. Jovin (Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA)

IMDT Corner

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The "IMDT Corner" features case report with International Multidisciplinary Team (iMDT) discussion, including the opinions of all relevant international health professionals discussing options and making joint decisions about treatment and supportive care plans, taking into account the personal preferences of the patient, to provide high quality, precision treatment options and management of the individual patient’s needs.

Meet the Professor

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The "Meet the Professor" series features interviews with the global Key Opinion Leaders, providing a window into the new developments, breakthroughs, and achievements in the interviewees’ professional fields, both clinically and academically.

Sepsis: Science and Fiction

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Guest Editor: Paul E. Marik (Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA)

Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction

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Guest Editors: Francesco Petrella (Department of Thoracic Surgery, IRCCS European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy); Lorenzo Spaggiari(Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy)

Esophageal Disease

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Guest Editors: Ikenna C. Okereke (Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA)

Cough Section

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Section Director: Woo-Jung Song (University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea)

Grand Rounds

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The Grand Rounds (GR) is designed to become one of the most featured columns in our journal. Currently, GR articles at JTD replay the sessions where a typically intractable case was discussed among a panel of physicians, radiologists, pathologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists and other healthcare professionals.

Critical Care Frontier and Horizon

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Column Editor: Haibo Zhang (Medicine and Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
This column designs to feature original investigations, review articles, expert opinions, editorial and case report series in critical care medicine.

Mechanical Circulatory Support for Heart and Lung Failure

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Guest Editors: Anton Sabashnikov (Center for Extarcorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany); Aron-Frederik Popov (Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany)

Clinical Management of Thoracic Traumas

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Guest Editors: Pier Luigi Filosso (Department of Surgical Sciences, Unit of Thoracic Surgery, University of Torino, Torino, Italy); Tamas F. Molnar (Department of Operational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary)

Onco-Cardiology

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Guest Editor: Tienush Rassaf (West German Heart and Vascular Center, Medical Faculty, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany)

Management of Database

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Guest Editor: Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz (Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Strasbourg, France)

Atrial Septal Defect

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Guest Editors: Alban-Elouen Baruteau (Department of Congenital Cardiology, CHU Nantes, Nantes, France); Shakeel A. Qureshi (Department of Congenital Cardiology, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK)

Lung Volume Reduction

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Guest Editors: Daniel P. Franzen (Division of Pulmonology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland); Walter Weder (Division of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)

The 4th International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery, Barcelona, 2018

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Guest Editors: Laureano Molins (Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Clínic & Sagrat Cor, Barcelona, Spain); Ramón Rami-Porta (Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Universitari Mútua Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain); José Belda Sanchis (Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Universitari Mútua Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain)

Advances in Radiation Oncology for Thoracic Malignancies

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Guest Editors: Charles B. Simone II (Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA); Shahed N. Badiyan (Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA); Pranshu Mohindra (Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses

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Guest Editors: Ling Chen (State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China); Zifeng Yang (State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China)

Immunotherapy & Thoracic Cancers

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Guest Editors: Antonio Rossi (Division of Medical Oncology, Scientific Institute for Research and Health Care (IRCCS) “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy); Silvia Novello (Department of Oncology, University of Turin, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano (TO), Italy)

Early Detection and Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

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Guest Editors: Rafael Rosell (Catalan Institute of Oncology, Germans Trias i Pujol Health Sciences Institute and Hospital, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain); Wenhua Liang (Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China)

Contemporary Issues in Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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Guest Editors: Federico Pappalardo (Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, San Raffaele Scientific Institute and San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan Italy); Andrea Montisci (Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Sant’Ambrogio Cardiothoracic Center, Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato, University and Research Hospitals, Milan, Italy)

Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

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Guest Editors: Taofeek K. Owonikoko (Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA); Hossein Borghaei (Thoracic Oncology, Department of Medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Present and Future of the Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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Guest Editors: Marco Lucchi, Alfredo Mussi (Division of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy); Luca Bertolaccini (Division of Thoracic Surgery, Maggiore Teaching Hospital, Bologna, Italy); Roberto Crisci (Division of Thoracic Surgery, MeSVA Department, University of L’Aquila, Italy)

GARD Section

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Column Editors: Yousser Mohammad (Syrian Private University, Damascus, Syria); Alvaro Cruz (Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil)

ECG Pearls

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Column Editor: Adrian Baranchuk (Division of Cardiology, Kingston General Hospital, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Quantitative Imaging of Thoracic Diseases

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Column Editors: Yi Xiang J. Wang (Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.); Jiang Lin (Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

Pulmonary Metastasectomy

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Guest Editors: Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari (Department of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy)

Statistics Corner

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Column Editor: Luca Bertolaccini (Division of Thoracic Surgery, Maggiore Teaching Hospital, Bologna, Italy)

Esophageal Cancer

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Guest Editor: Miguel A. Cuesta (Department of Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Aortic Diseases

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Guest Editor: Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero (Heart Area, Central University Hospital of Asturias, Oviedo, Spain)

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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Guest Editors: Shahzad G. Raja (Department of Cardiac Surgery, Harefield Hospital, London, UK), Umberto Benedetto (Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol University, Bristol, UK), David P. Taggart (Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK)

Management of Pulmonary Nodules

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Guest Editors: Calvin S. H. Ng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong SAR, China), William S. Krimsky (Square Medical Central and Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA)

Surgery of Airway

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Guest Editors: Federico Venuta (Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy), Erino Angelo Rendina (University La Sapienza, Ospedale Sant’Andrea, Via di Grottarossa 1035, Rome, Italy)

Advances and Controversies in Pleural Diseases

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Guest Editors: José M. Porcel (Department of Internal Medicine, Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital, Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida, Lleida, Spain), Georgios Statophoulos (Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras, Greece), Yun Chor Gary Lee (Respiratory Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, & Centre for Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia)